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FY 2015 LSOHC Requests Received

The below funding requests were considered by the council for recommendation to the 2013 legislature. The council received 56 requests totaling over $269 million.

Proposal Title Project Manager Organization Requested Amount

Prairie Acquisition
P A 01 DNR Wildlife Management Area and Scientific & Natural Area Acquisition --Phase VI Pat Rivers DNR $7,092,000
P A 02 Accelerating the Wildlife Management Area Program - Phase VI Joe Pavelko Pheasants Forever $15,250,000
P A 03 Prairie Recovery Project --Phase V Neal Feeken The Nature Conservancy $5,107,700
P A 04 Northern Tallgrass Prairie National Wildlife Refuge Land Acquisition --Phase V Rich Johnson The Nature Conservancy $2,451,200
P A 05 Cannon River Headwaters Habitat Complex Phase IV Bob McGillvray Trust for Public Land $2,000,000
P A 06 Accelerated protection of grassland and prairie habitat with (RIM) and (NPB) easements Jason Garms DNR $40,000,000
P A 07 Minnesota Buffers for Wildlife and Water --Phase IV Tabor Hoek BWSR $5,000,000
P A 08 Green Corridor Legacy Program -- Phase V Brad Cobb Green Corridors $3,741,000

Prairie Restore / Enhance
P RE 01 DNR Grassland Phase 6 Mike Tenney MN DNR $2,942,000
P RE 02 Anoka Sandplain Habitat Restoration and Enhancement -- Phase III Wayne Ostlie Great River Greening $1,996,000
P RE 03 Wirth Park Habitat Enhancements Jennifer Ringold Minneapolis Park Board $865,000
P RE 04 Crow-Hassan Prairie Complex Restoration and Enhancement John Moriarity Three Rivers Park District $536,000
P RE 05 Praire and Oak Savanna Restoration along Mississippi and Rum Rivers Karen Blaska Anoka County $470,000

Forest Acquisition
F A 01 Dynamic Forest Conservation George Fenwick American Bird Conservancy $4,241,800
F A 02 Preventing Forest Fragmentation and Protecting and Restoring Lake and Stream Habitat in the St. Louis River Watershed Thomas Howes Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa $2,924,000
F A 03 Camp Ripley ACUB...Protecting one of the last great places in Minnesota --Phase IV Helen McLennan Morrison SWCD $3,501,600
F A 04 Northeastern Minnesota Sharp-tailed Grouse Habitat Partnership --Phase V Ward Julien MN Sharp-tailed Grouse Society $5,848,000
F A 05 Protecting Pinelands Sands Aquifer Forestlands and Aquatic Habitat Phase 1 Richard Peterson DNR $4,268,600
F A 06 Protect (Acquire) Key Forest Habitat Lands in Cass County, Phase 5 Joshua Stevenson Cass County $2,027,600
F A 07 State Forest Acquisitions Phase II- RJ Dorer Memorial Hardwoods State Forest Land Asset Project Dave Schuller DNR $3,000,000
F A 08 Southeast Minnesota Protection and Restoration -- Phase II Richard Biske The Nature Conservancy $7,819,000

Forest Restore / Enhance
F RE 01 Big Woods Habitat Corridors in Scott County Patricia Freeman Scott County $1,840,100
F RE 02 Floodplain Forest Enhancement - Mississippi River Tim Schlagenhaft Audubon Society $655,000

Wetland Acquisition
W A 01 The RIM-WRP Partnership: Phase 6 Tim Koehler BWSR $17,550,000
W A 02 Accelerating the Waterfowl Production Area Program - Phase VI Joe Pavelko Pheasants Forever $12,350,000
W A 03 Wild Rice Shoreland Protection Phase III Dan Stewart BWSR $2,775,100

Wetland Restore / Enhance
W RE 01 Accelerated Shallow Lakes and Wetland Enhancement -- Phase VI Ricky Lien DNR $2,250,000
W RE 02 Living Shallow Lakes & Wetlands Initiative -- Phase IV Jon Schneider Ducks Unlimited $6,000,000

Habitat Acquisition
H A 01 DNR Aquatic Habitat Program, Phase 6 Brian Nerbonne MN DNR $5,450,000
H A 02 Metro Big Rivers Habitat Phase 4 Deborah Loon Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc. $3,689,000
H A 03 Vermillion River WMA Acquisition Pat Rivers MN DNR $6,452,800
H A 04 Fisheries Habitat Protection on Strategic North Central Minnesota Lakes Paula West Leech Lake Watershed Foundation $8,392,800
H A 05 3,500-foot Shoreland Acquisition on the St. Croix River Jane Harper Washington County $2,500,000
H A 06 Habitat Protection/Restoration in Dakota County --Phase V Al Singer Dakota County $1,550,000
H A 07 Mustinka River Fish and Wildlife Habitat Corridor Rehabilitation Joe Roeschlein Bois de Sioux Watershed District $4,580,900

Habitat Restore / Enhance
H RE 01 Minnesota Trout Unlimited Coldwater Fish Habitat Enhancement & Restoration --Phase VI John Lenczewski Minnesota Trout Unlimited $ 2,600,000
H RE 02 St. Louis River Restoration Initiative --Phase II John Lindgren MN DNR $ 3,221,400
H RE 03 Duluth 2012 Flood: Stream Habitat Restoration Program Kate Kubiak South St. Louis County SWCD $5,667,500
H RE 04 Knife River Habitat Rehabilitation -- Phase II Scott Kuiti Lake Superior Steelhead Assoc. $1,499,000
H RE 05 Wildlife and Fishery Habitat Restoration and Enhancement -Metro Region Arne Stefferud Metropolitan Council $6,416,100
H RE 06 Washington County's Last Best Places Peter Mott Washington County $775,000
H RE 07 Grey Cloud Slough Habitat Restoration John Loomis South Washington Watershed District $452,000
H RE 08 Lake Nokomis Habitat Enhancements Jennifer Ringold Minneapolis Park Board $604,000
H RE 09 Lake Independence Fish Habitat Improvement Project John Barten Three Rivers Park District $510,000
H RE 10 Northwest Bluffs Michael Goodnature Ramsey County Parks and Recreation $468,000
H RE 11 Habitat Enhancement in the Sauk Lake Watershed Vicki Willer City of Saulk Center $115,500
H RE - NEW Cleary Lake Habitat Restoration Project John Barten Three Rivers Park District $400,000

Habitat - Aquatic Invasive Species
H AIS 01 A Permanent Program to Sustainably Control AIS While Restoring Ecosystems Peter Sorensen MN AIS Research Center $5,500,000
H AIS 02 Protect Aquatic Habitat from Asian Carp Nick Frohnauer MN DNR $6,500,000
H AIS 03 Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Program Craig Dawson Minnehaha Creek Watershed District $2,070,000
H AIS 04 Statewide AIS Facilities and Equipment Joe Shneider MN COLA $25,182,900
H AIS 05 Invasive Species Net Duplication Jeff Riedmann MN Commercial Fisherman's Assoc. $912,500

Other
CPL 1 Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program, Phase 5 Jessica Lee MN Dept of Natural Resources $5,000,000
CPL 2 Conservation Partners Legacy Grant Program Metro Grant Program Jessica Lee MN Dept of Natural Resources $5,000,000
O 1 Contract Management Amanda Graeber MN Dept of Natural Resources $175,000
O 2 Restoration Evaluations Program, Phase 4 Wade Johnson MN Dept of Natural Resources $100,000